When you have studied this chapter, you should be able to:
  • 1 Define the concept of self-control
  • 2 Understand the benefits of self-control for performance
  • 3 Understand the consequences of self-control failure for performance
  • 4 Explain the strength model of self-control
  • 5 Explain the RAMS
  • 6 Discuss methodological issues when investigating how self-control works and
  • 7 Describe strategies for improving self-control
Self-control in sport Does willpower resemble a muscle?
Useful resources
Roy Baumeister has done an enormous amount of research in self-control. He has a superb website where his work can be located and was interviewed here.
Willpower: Self-control, decision fatigue, and energy